Corus Entertainment has swiped kids-programming rights from rival DHX Media in licensing agreement with a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company that will see Disney Channel launch in Canada for the first time.
Set to debut September 1st, the Corus-operated Disney Channel will air shows such as Phineas and Ferb, Maddie and Girl Meets World. Under the Disney agreement, Corus also gains the streaming and ad-supported VoD rights to certain shows.
“While Disney programming has aired before in Canada, this is the first time Canadian audiences will be treated to the full Disney Channel experience,” Corus said in a statement. The company did not reveal how much it had paid for the rights.